comscore Meet Escobar Fold 1: A foldable smartphone from Pablo Escobar's brother
News

Meet Escobar Fold 1: A foldable smartphone from Pablo Escobar's brother priced under Rs 25,000

The Escobar Fold 1 features a design similar to that of Royole FlexPai. When unfolded, it has a 7.8-inch display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

  • Published: December 3, 2019 4:38 PM IST
Escobar Fold 1

Photo: Escobar Inc.


Roberto Escobar, brother of Pablo Escobar, has released a new foldable smartphone. Called Escobar Fold 1, the new foldable device seems inspired by Royole FlexPai more than Samsung Galaxy Fold. The brother of the infamous drug lord had previously released his own flamethrower and said it inspired Elon Musk to launch Not a Flamethrower as a viral product. The Escobar Fold 1 features a flexible screen similar to other foldable smartphones in the market and it folds into a tablet. Interestingly, Escobar plans to target Apple and not Samsung with his foldable smartphone. Also Read - After Moto Razr, Xiaomi too seems to be developing a foldable phone

Escobar Fold 1: Price and Availability

According to Digital Trends, the initial run of the Escobar Fold 1 will be limited to 1,00,000 units. The foldable smartphone will be available in two storage options. The variant with 128GB storage will be available for $349 (around Rs 25,100) while the 512GB storage variant will be available for $499 (around Rs 35,800). The foldable device will be sold exclusively via Escobar’s website. “I have told many people that I would beat Apple and I will. I cut the networks and retailers, to sell to customers phones that can fold for only $349, phones which in stores cost thousands of dollars by Samsung and others. This is my goal, to beat Apple, and by doing it myself like I always have,” Escobar told Digital Trends. Also Read - Moto Razr with folding display, flip form factor and Android OS launched

Watch: Samsung Galaxy Fold Unboxing

In terms of specifications, the Escobar Fold 1 comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 855 mobile platform clocked at 2.8GHz. It runs Android Pie and has 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 512GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 256GB via external memory slot. When unfolded, the Fold 1 offers a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. The display size when the device is folded remains unknown at this moment. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: Transforming phone to tablet in an expensive style

There is dual 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel camera setup, which works as the front as well as rear camera. The camera setup is aided by dual LED flash and there is even mention of optical image stabilization. There is fingerprint sensor, dual nano-SIM card slot and USB Type-C port for charging. It packs a 4,000mAh battery and support 25W fast charging. The smartphone measures 134 mm x 190.35 mm x 7.6mm in dimensions and weighs around 320 grams. In comparison to Galaxy Fold priced at $1,980, the Escobar Fold 1 is a cheaper way to access foldable smartphone world.

The big question here is whether someone can trust Escobar to deliver on this promised smartphone. Escobar also told the publication that he plans to file a class-action lawsuit against Apple next year. “On January 6 of next year, 2020, the $30 billion class-action lawsuit will be filed in the courts of California of America. We want Apple to give some of their illegal profits back to the people. I will make sure of it. I have spent almost $1 million just on lawyers to begin this lawsuit,” Escobar added.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: December 3, 2019 4:38 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Samsung Galaxy Fold

173999

Android 9 Pie
Exynos 9825 SoC
12MP + 12MP + 16MP

new arrivals in india

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

46,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Best Sellers